self-denying

[ self-di-nahy-uh l, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-denying
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Had they ever reflected on the heroism of women, on their self-denying, unrewarded labour?

Violet could realize her personality and the self-denying life that she led.

Alchemists were, certainly, men of pure lives, self-denying and humble.

I hate all kind of strictness, and duty, and self-denying, and that kind of thing.

But we must note one of the implications of this self-denying ordinance of science.

Then, for twelve years, he was employed in teaching and in many laborious and self-denying duties.

He wonders if there is such a thing as her being too sensible, too self-denying!

They doubted and consulted, and agreed that they must be self-denying; but John came to their relief.

The Husband: "But he has just twice as much money to be self-denying with."

“Bekaise it shuits me better to look on,” answered the self-denying man.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from self- + denial.

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